Killing a mother and killing a gay father

Lolita 2022-11-11 06:41:46

In horror movies, there are many scenes where murderers kill their parents and even the whole family.

For example, the well-known "Orphan Resentment".

Most of these horror movies are horror stories written by screenwriters, which are scary but fake after all.

However, in the United States has been circulating such a song -

Lizzie Borden took an axe. Hit her father forty whacks. When she saw what she had done. She hit her monther forty-one.

After several revisions, the nursery rhyme was quietly deleted.

It may be because the story of killing parents in the nursery rhyme is so terrifying that it really exists.

This story originated from a murder case, which modern people are accustomed to refer to as " Lizzie's Patriarchy ".

Liz and her slashing at her parents' house

The case took place in Falls River City, Massachusetts, in 1892. 32-year-old Liz used an axe to hack to death her stepmother and father successively.

After she was indicted, she was acquitted by the court due to the lack of evidence and the fact that all the men on the jury generally believed that the weak Liz could not have killed her.

But the whole case is full of doubts, and the biggest suspect is still Liz. Not only that, but Liz also received a huge inheritance from her father after regaining her freedom.

In this era when the methods of solving crimes were not advanced, Liz's father-killing case was once called "the perfect murder case".

The truth of the case is unknown, but its extensive influence has inspired countless creative inspirations in the literary and art circles, and "Murderer Liz Bolton" once became a popular IP.

Not to mention that the 1948 ballet "The Legend of the Falls and River City" was created based on this true story. Even in today's film industry, there are endless adaptations of the Liz case.

However, these are not our topics today.

Just recently, this story from a century ago was put on the big screen again——


The new version of "Lizzie" is very different from other versions. The single cast is full of highlights. The film spokesperson Chloe plays Liz, and Kristen Stewart , who had an amazing performance in "Twilight", plays and . Liz's ambiguous maid.

The background and place of the story completely restore the real case, 1892, Falls River City, Massachusetts, USA.

The 32-year-old Liz is a standard rich second generation, but not Bai Fumei. She is 32 years old, but she is still not married.

At the same time, Liz's family is an extremely patriarchal family, and everything in the family is determined by the father.

Father Bolton is not only a well-known businessman, but also has deep connections in the political world. He defrauded peasants of their land in the business field through money and power transactions, squeezing their surplus value,

Covering the sky with one hand at home, being stingy to death, but also peeping and paying attention to everyone's words and deeds.

The entire family lives in the shadow of the father.

The stepmother obeyed her father's orders, and followed her father to pick on Liz's faults. Liz's sister has no sense of existence, and has been domesticated by her father's power into an obedient and good child.

The only person in the family who resisted was Liz. Although she is 32 years old, she is still the youngest child in the family.

She does not have the three obedience and four virtues of a lady, she often contradicts her father and mother, and even calls her stepmother by her first name.

She also doesn't have the manners of a big family lady, and she follows Brecht, the maid played by Twilight, to raise pigeons in the barn or teach her to read and write.

However, the intensification of conflicts within the family is ultimately due to external stimuli.

At the beginning, father Bolton kept receiving anonymous letters of death threats, detailing his guilt on paper, and constantly telling him that he would pay blood and blood.

Translation: You will pay with blood

Then, someone came into the house in the middle of the night and smashed things, and Bolton was so frightened that he pulled out his pistol.

After a series of events, Bolton was not worried about the safety of his family, but his huge wealth.

Since he has no son, he would rather call his sinister and sinister brother than pass the inheritance to his daughter.

Although Liz knew about this, but because of the family, she did not break up with her father.

It was another thing that made her break with her father completely.

In 1892, a new servant came to Liz's family. Although she was beautiful, she couldn't even have her own name in the big family. Only Liz remembered her birthright, Brecht.

Since the appearance of this little maid, Liz's life at home seems to be a lot more happy. They often play together, and they seem to have some same-sex feelings.

Before the relationship developed, Liz discovered her father's bestiality. The old Bolton with a human face and a beast heart, relying on his status at home, began to go to Brecht's room at night and got into her bed...

Soon the whole family learned of the open secret, as both the stepmother and sister heard a noise in the attic in the middle of the night.

But no one dared to say, after all, Brecht was just a maid.

This incident completely angered Liz, she decided to change the jewelry in the seller, make the scene look like a burglary, and fly away with Xiaobu.

But before the police could solve the case, the pawn shop owner betrayed Liz.

After all, his father was a father, so he couldn't do anything to Liz, so Bolton went home and got an axe and beheaded Liz and the pigeons raised by Xiaobu one by one.

At the same time, the ghost father seems to be aware of his daughter's relationship with the maid, and he begins to harass Xiao Bu more and more frequently, and sexually assaults her in the barn.

The worst thing is that Liz's relationship with Xiaobu is getting better and better.

The two even started doing shy things in the barn. One day, they were hit by their father when they released themselves.

Father Bolton was furious because of this, and he decided to send Xiaobu away. For Xiaobu, once he is kicked out of his home by his employer, it means his reputation will be ruined, and he may never be able to find a job in the future.

This incident became the last straw that broke Liz. She finally broke out and decided to do it in one word.

That night, she sneaked into her father's study and burned the will to give the inheritance to her uncle.

Then plan a murder plan.

She first spread false news to her stepmother and tricked her into going upstairs to change her clothes. She was naked with an axe in the changing room and hacked her to death without hesitation.

After that, Xiaobu was supposed to carry out the plan to kill her father, but she took off her clothes very quickly, but she couldn't do it.

So Liz grabbed the axe and killed her father alive.

As for whether the story in the movie differs from the real story, that doesn't seem to matter.

The whole "Liz" is actually very different from other versions, as can be seen from the comparison of the film's title "Liz" and "The Woman with the Axe",

"Lizzy" is more inclined to thinking about the story itself, rather than playing with the horror and blood of murders, and it is not obsessed with showing entertainment elements.

Although there are also large-scale nude and bloody scenes in the movie, from the director's smooth narrative and rhythmic plot setting, we can feel that,

On a larger scale, it was actually the era's connivance of men and even patriarchy, and the wanton oppression of women.

A maid doesn't deserve to have her own name and can be abused wantonly,

It is a sin for all the girls to not get married, and everything must obey their father.

But what happened to Liz has a distinct contemporary and avant-garde character.

Whether it's stealing jewelry, tricking a father or being gay, things that seem prejudiced today were even more blatant in those days.

To say that "Lizzie" caters to women's rights, I don't agree.

There is no right that can be catered for with bloody crimes. On the contrary, this extreme way of resistance also exists in the behavior of single and extreme women.

But what it triggers, our thinking about the equality of women, feminism and even men's rights, has deafening practical significance.

The ending of the film is undoubtedly the most ironic-

Liz, who seemed to be the most suspected of murder, was finally unanimously found not guilty, because the jury did not believe that Liz's social status would commit such an extreme crime.

The verdict of a bloody murder case, with such an almost joking reason, came to the conclusion of innocence.

You can see how terrible the stereotypes of the old days are.

We all say, learn from history.

While sticking out his head and using the true stories of the past as entertainment resources,

Perhaps the contradictions and cruelties, extremes and injustices in the past will gradually accumulate into a glimmer of light that illuminates the progress of mankind.

After all that gleam, some of it was exchanged with blood and tears. mother murder gay

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Extended Reading

Lizzie quotes

  • Marshall Hilliard: To your knowledge, did your father have any enemies?

    Marshall Hilliard: Shall I repeat the question?

    Lizzie Borden: No, I heard you.

    Marshall Hilliard: Please answer.

    Lizzie Borden: This is America, sir.

    Lizzie Borden: Every man with a pulse has enemies.

  • Emma Borden: Andrew Jennings is father's attorney, and he knows nothing of a will.

    John Morse: There must be another attorney. An estate attorney.

    Emma Borden: Well, I find that hard to imagine. You knew father.

    Emma Borden: Probably thought he'd live forever.

    Emma Borden: I suppose that's a mistake we all make now, isn't it?